How to get and use a turtle shell in Sons of the Forest

How to get and use a turtle shell in Sons of the Forest
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Written by 

Kiera Mills

Published 

1st Mar 2023 15:11

Turtle Shell is an item in Sons of the Forest you can scavenge from dead turtles. This Sons of the Forest material can be tricky to get if you have spawned in the mountains or forest. To find out how to get Turtle Shell in Sons of the Forest and use it, read on.

Where to get turtle shell in Sons of the Forest

Sons of the Forest: Turtle Locations
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Turtle Shells can be collected from dead turtles near the coast. These turtles tend to spawn in groups on the beachfront. The map above is from MapGenie and is a fully interactive Sons of the Forest map you can use to locate the turtles.

Players have reported that the prompt to get Turtle Shell seems to only work for sea turtles.

To get the shell from the turtle, you'll need to kill it with any melee weapon and then select the prompt to cut the shell when it has died.

How to use turtle shell in Sons of the Forest

Turtle Shell In Sons Of The Forest
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In the previous The Forest title, you could use Turtle Shell to craft rain catchers and sleds. Unfortunately, as of writing, there isn’t a use for Turtle Shell in the game. The game is in early access, so this may be subject to change.

For now, you can 3D print a sled to travel quickly down cliffs and a flask to collect water. To craft these items, you need to scavenge for Printer Resin and visit the 3D Printer bunker. If you'd like to find out more visit our Sons of the Forest Sled guide here.

  • For more Sons of the Forest help, check out our guide on how to get the Rope Gun in the game to be able to cross zip lines.

Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.

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